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At Home: ‘DANCING TULIPS’

If someone was to ask me what’s my favorite room of our house, I would have to say “our living room” and my second favorite is definitely the master bedroom! We have a few projects on our ‘wish list’ that we would like to tackle in the living room and hopefully can start by the end of this year. I love that our living room is wide in size – which helps in creating different zones and this is what we would like to achieve in the near future.

When you walk into our living room, you will always see a fresh flower arrangement taking center stage on a tray stationed on the ottoman. I’m pretty spoiled when it comes to being able to have fresh flowers every other week…it’s one of my guilty pleasures! Fresh blooms simply brightens my day, they never disappoint, they are perfection in every way and it adds such prettiness to any room. This week, I received a spring bouquet of pink tulips in different shades. I decided to not peel off all the leaves and didn’t cut the stem too low. I love when a floral arrangement is not too structured and when working with tulips, especially, I let its natural beauty flow freely as they perk up and point in different directions. I call it ‘dancing tulips’ as they appear to go where they want amongst each other. Oh, what boquet excitement!

DANCING TULIPS

DANCING TULIPS

DANCING TULIPS

DANCING TULIPS

DANCING TULIPS

-Photos by Rose Angel Lopez

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ELEGANT TEA PARTY IDEAS FOR MOTHER’S DAY

How are you celebrating Mother’s Day this year? If you need a few ideas, we’ve got you covered today with these elegant tea party ideas!

Mother’s Day is all about showing mom just how much you appreciate everything she’s done for you.  Therefore, what’s more perfect than showering her with an afternoon of delicate pastries paired with her favorite teas? Plus, a tea party is the perfect opportunity to put on those sun dresses you’ve been saving for the spring!

To help you plan the perfect Mother’s Day celebration, FTD curated the best tea party ideas around. They created these mood boards featuring ideas for unique centerpieces, creative finger foods and drinks to serve, as well as elegant tablescape ideas to impress mom!

Check out the ideas below to get started on planning the ultimate treat for mom this Mother’s Day!

ELEGANT TEA PARTY IDEAS FOR MOTHER'S DAY

Top right Photo by: Kristyn Hogan , Florals & Styling: Cedarwood Weddings | Middle left Photo by: Tiny Tots Toy Hire | Middle right Photo by: Pinwheel Collective | Bottom left Photo by: Claire Macintyre Photography |Bottom right Photo by: Ken Kienow Photography

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A EASTER TABLESCAPE INSPIRATION PERFECT FOR A BRUNCH OR LUNCHEON

EASTER TABLESCAPE INSPIRATION

EASTER TABLESCAPE INSPIRATION

EASTER TABLESCAPE INSPIRATION

EASTER TABLESCAPE INSPIRIATION

EASTER TABLESCAPE INSPIRATION

EASTER TABLESCAPE INSPIRATION

I came across these pictures in my photo library and noticed I never posted about this Easter tablescape! So of course, I had to share a little of what I created here.

This tabletop is perfect for an Easter brunch or luncheon celebration! My inspiration came from an array of tulips I had picked up at the grocery store. A large centerpiece filled with an abundance of light pink, dark pink, and white tulips adorned the table. I dressed the table with a neutral colored table linen – in a light taupe, I then layered it with white & gold polka dot placemats and napkins, I chose coordinating colors for the dinnerware and flatware.  I added my vintage gold-rimmed teacups and blush glassware to complete the look. I ran two pieces of pink satin ribbon along the center of the table – this was to mimic a table runner so that I can use the center of the table to display my candy dishes and tea candle holders. To coordinate with that, I tied a piece of ribbon around each dinner napkin.

I love how it turned out…it’s such a sweet and festive way to celebrate the Easter holiday.

Cheers!

-Photos + Styling by Rose Angel Lopez 

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Easter Table Decor: FLORAL VASE IDEAS

Easter Table Decor: FLORAL VASE IDEAS

With the spring season officially here, let the Easter planning commence! I’m kicking things off with floral vase ideas that are perfect for both Spring and Easter.

Easter Table Decor: FLORAL VASE IDEAS

I found this $3 Easter bunny at Target (in the dollar section) and thought it would be cute to use it as a floral vase versus the traditional candy bowl. For a springy touch, I added white tulips and yellow daffodils.

Easter Table Decor: FLORAL VASE IDEAS

Easter Table Decor: FLORAL VASE IDEAS

Combine this cute themed floral-filled bunny with a second vase filled with yellow roses and you have an adorable centerpiece for your Easter table or vignette!

Easter Table Decor: FLORAL VASE IDEAS

I found this white ‘cracked’ egg vase at Pat Catan’s and I knew I could transform it to something a bit more glam that complements my home decor. A little DIY using Martha Stewart Decoupage Gilding Sheets and her Gilding Adhesive transformed this ordinary egg to a chic one!

Easter Table Decor: FLORAL VASE IDEAS

Even though the weather here in PA is not feeling exactly like springtime, adding a few festive touches around the house, makes me feel like it’s spring.

-Photos by Rose Angel Lopez

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Holiday Tabletop & Dessert Bar: HOW TO THROW A BEAUTIFULLY BLUSH GALENTINE’S DAY SOIREE

Wondering how I was able to pull this inspiration shoot after yesterday’s post? I had my partner’s help, of course! I was itching to do something creative and my partner actually suggested that I go for it because simply, it made me happy! My better half volunteered to collect and carry everything I needed so that I can put this holiday tabletop and dessert bar together. What would normally take me a few hours to complete, took me a weekend to pull off!

Keep reading for more inspiration on how to throw a beautifully blush Galentine’s Day Soiree!

Holiday Tabletop: A PERFECTLY PINK GALENTINE'S DAY SOIREE

Are you gearing up for Valentine’s day? Get ready to celebrate all the amazing ladies in your life. Chocolates, champagne, blush roses & hydrangeas, and Valentine’s inspired candy, cupcakes & cookies, are a perfect excuse to celebrate Galentine’s day with your gals!

Holiday Tabletop: A PERFECTLY PINK GALENTINE'S DAY SOIREE

I set the table in this blush and gold color palette. Since Valentine’s is the last winter holiday before the spring season begins, I decided to add a touch of early spring by making a simple wreath for each dinner plate – using English Ivy.  These personalized heart-shaped cookies by RPConfections were a great way to use as a name tag for each place setting and a sweet treat perfectly packaged for guests to take home. As a final touch, I took the cloth dinner napkins and folded them into a rose shape. You can check out this tutorial, here!

Holiday Tabletop: A GALENTINE'S DAY SORIEE

Holiday Tabletop: A PERFECTLY PINK GALENTINE'S DAY SOIREE

I decided to use these gold glitter ‘love’ cupcake toppers by Party Fix to hold a sour gummy lip and placed it on the rim of each champagne filled glass.

Holiday Tabletop: A PERFECTLY PINK GALENTINE'S DAY SOIREE

Lindt chocolate truffles were paired with heart-shaped marshmallows.

Holiday Tabletop: A PERFECTLY PINK GALENTINE'S DAY SOIREE

Holiday Tablescape & Dessert Bar: HOW TO THROW A BEAUTIFULLY BLUSH GALENTINE'S DAY SOIREE

I was pretty satisfied that I was able to pull off making this blooming with love floral arrangement. To recreate this on your own, you will need the following:

  1. Roses (I chose white and blush colored ones)
  2. Hydrangeas (I was able to find these naturally blush and green ones)
  3. (1) Wet Foam block
  4. Depending on the size of your table, you can use either a medium-sized platter in a rectangle shape (as I did) or a large-sized one
  • Let the wet foam block soak in water until the block submerges in the water on its own
  • Remove the wet foam from the water and place it on the platter
  • I started forming my arrangement by using the hydrangeas first. I removed the leaves off the hydrangea, cut the stem to size and inserted the first one on the bottom-end of the foam block. I placed two hydrangeas on each corner of the platter and then proceeded to insert them in the middle of the foam block as well.
  • I then started to strategically fill the empty spaces with my roses. You will want to remove the leaves off the roses as well and cut to size.
  • If you have large gaps of space in your arrangement, add more hydrangeas to fill it in
  • I made sure that whatever I inserted in the front of the arrangement, I tried to mimic on the other side.

Holiday Tabletop: A PERFECTLY PINK GALENTINE'S DAY SOIREE

This adorable dessert bar was filled with an array of Valentine’s candy, delicious treats from chocolate truffles and decorated cookies & cupcakes to cherry topped brownies.

Holiday Tabletop: A PERFECTLY PINK GALENTINE'S DAY SOIREE

You can’t ever go wrong with Georgetown Cupcake! This ‘rose gold dozen’ is sure to be a crowd pleaser!!

Holiday Tabletop: A PERFECTLY PINK GALENTINE'S DAY SOIREE

My sweetheart actually made this Galentine’s inspired wreath by wrapping English Ivy around a wreath metal frame. This rose gold ‘Love’ balloon from West Side Apartment was attached to the middle of the wreath and small rose buds were cut and glued onto the wreath. My partner did a great job, wouldn’t you agree?! I say…good job, honey. We make a great team!

Holiday Tabletop: A PERFECTLY PINK GALENTINE'S DAY SOIREE

Holiday Tabletop: A PERFECTLY PINK GALENTINE'S DAY SOIREE

Holiday Tabletop: A PERFECTLY PINK GALENTINE'S DAY SOIREE

Holiday Tabletop: A PERFECTLY PINK GALENTINE'S DAY SOIREE

Minutes before your guests arrive, pop the chilled champagne and pour some in your champagne flutes. When your guests start to arrive, welcome each of them with a glass and let the soiree begin!

Holiday Tablescape and Dessert Bar: HOW TO THROW A BEAUTIFULLY BLUSH GALENTINE'S DAY SOIREE

Add some color and flavor to your water by dropping in two fresh raspberries and mint!

Holiday Tabletop: A PERFECTLY PINK GALENTINE'S DAY SOIREE

These ombre ‘heart sugar cookies’ from PFConfections have such pretty embossed details!

Holiday Tabletop: A PERFECTLY PINK GALENTINE'S DAY SOIREE

Holiday Tabletop: A PERFECTLY PINK GALENTINE'S DAY SOIREE

I hope you’ve enjoyed my Galentine’s day entertaining tips and decorating ideas.

Cheers to girlfriends and Happy Galentine’s Day!!

xo

Tablescape by Rose Angel Lopez | Photography: Autumn Stankay of SkySight Photography

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